Monday, 3 August 2015
A couple of local goodies
A couple of rare/scarce plants from yesterday. Firstly was this (just) flowering Ground Pine on the strip at Fames Rough. I had walked past it several times in recent weeks, but was alerted to the presence of a few small plants by Tim Saunders - thanks Tim!
Just to underline that my powers of observation can sometimes not be up to much, Dennis Skinner alerted me to the fact that Violet Helleborine is present on the western side of Banstead Woods. He has been counting the plants since 2000! Local botanist John Peacock was also well aware of them. I have much to learn...